Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
An association for peace and development
The "Intergovernmental Authority on Development” (IGAD) is a body currently comprising seven countries in the Horn of Africa. The regional organisation based in Djibouti supports its member states in their manifold development efforts, especially in the areas of peace processes and food security. Since the drought catastrophe in 2011, IGAD has also been coordinating a regional approach to strengthen drought resilience in Eastern Africa. On behalf of the German federal government, KfW Development Bank works together with IGAD as a strategic coordination body and thus promotes cross-border programmes in selected countries, especially those in favor of nomads. The aim is to sustainably improve the food situation and water supply for humans and livestock.